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Great Collections: Assembling Only the Best: The Pedro Correa do Lago Autograph Collection

Pedro Correa do Lago

Assembling Only the Best: The Pedro Correa do Lago Autograph Collection From June 1 through September 16, 2018, what is considered “one of the most comprehensive autograph collections of our era”* was offered on display at the Morgan Library in New York City. For anyone who missed this once-in-a-lifetime display of some of the most […]

19th Century Printers and Their Trade Cards

19th Century Printers and Their Trade Cards

by Richard Sheaff In the days before the profession of “graphic design” came into existence, commercially printed work nonetheless sometimes displayed a surprising degree of sophistication. That sophistication came from the talents of typesetters and printers and engravers, none of whom would have titled himself or herself as a “graphic designer.” For far too many […]

America’s Eden

America’s Eden

A Historic Look at the Hudson River Valley by Erica P. Lome In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville penned a letter to his father describing the Hudson River Valley: You will never guess, my dear father, where on earth I have ensconced myself to write this letter. I sit at the top of a rather steep […]

Selling the Dream: The History of the Travel Poster

Selling the Dream: The History of the Travel Poster

by Jessie Gillan Creative Director at RoGallery.com Poster art has always been an influential form of advertising in addition to an art form in its own right. Powerful images and bold colors were employed to capture attention and evoke the promise of someplace new and exotic, promoting an experience or adventure and how to get […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Edward Seago painting, $106,250, Freeman’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A painting by British artist Edward Seago (1910-1974), titled The John Biscoe in Pack Ice, sold for $106,250 at a sale of The Forbes Collections (Dec. 14) and The Brewster Collection (Dec. 15) at Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, a painting by the French painter […]

Bill Traylor: Unfiltered

Bill Traylor: Unfiltered

By Susan Baerwald In the history of early American culture, there is little specific mention of African American Art. We are aware of some of the early quilts by Harriet Powers, some walking sticks carved by anonymous African American artists, and dolls made by women in their own images for their children to play with. […]

Museum Highlights: August 2016

Museum Highlights: August 2016

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum The Saint Louis Art Museum St. Louis, MO The Saint Louis Art Museum is currently showing Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, an exhibition charting the development of folk art in America while pondering the motivations for artists who were at times considered […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Edouard Cortes work, $24,400, Crescent City

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Edouard Cortes work, $24,400, Crescent City

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Edouard Cortes work, $24,400, Crescent City Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An original oil on canvas painting by the French artist Edouard Leon Cortes (1882-1969), titled Winter Place de la Madeleine (1942), sold for $24,400 at an Estates Auction held Sept. 20-21 by Crescent City Auction […]